Friday, 21 October 2011

Published and workshop

I've been very lucky to again have my work published. This time in Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts magazine.
My fabric cards like the one below are the subject. I'd like to thank CPS again for their smooth publishing operation, it's a pleasure to work with them. They deserve every success.

one of the cards published

I had a wonderful group of students attend my 'Flour Resist' workshop on Saturday, unfortunately my photos didn't all turn out, I left it a bit late in the day and the light washed out the others taken inside.
Raylene and Marthe were also there but not in the photo.

The above are just a few examples of their great work in progress.

These are just a few that I created using the left over flour mix after the workshop.

I had to show you this brilliant work of art. Raylene is hiding behind the frame of the work she created from her piece of 'painting in the round'. It's very purple and Raylene has made some beautiful pottery green leaves which she added to the canvas, she's also added some beautiful beads as stems and highlights. This is just one example of what can be created from this type of workshop.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

More in the round

We had our workshop 'Painting in the Round' last weekend at Patsy's house. We painted up a storm working on this huge piece of canvas. These are the results. I'm annoyed I didn't get photos of all of the results. We ended up taking them home to continue working.

The canvas in progress

the finished piece

Patsy working on her piece

my piece in progress.

I would never describe my work as pretty, so these laces and ribbons just didn't do anything for me 

they went in my dye baths and ended up like this

the same with these fabrics, they ended up in the pots too

to produce this

and this.

If you would like to see Margaret's finished coat from our repurposed clothing workshop, hop over to her blog here, she has some great journal pages too.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A bit of this and that

I seem to have been doing a bit of everything this week. I went and had a play day with Elizabeth last Friday, and that's always very inspiring. I've been embellishing and stitching felt, over dyeing and then decorating fabric, making the cover for my junk journal commission, working on jewellery for my etsy and getting fabrics and flyers ready for a 'Flour resist on fabric' workshop at home on the 15th of October.

This is the felt piece, I'm going to make it into a bag.

Close up detail.

This is the junk journal cover, I just have to stitch the signatures in now.

These were very plain fabric swatches, I dyed them and then added my own graphics with markers. I love doing this and was inspired by Alisa Burke.

This is a necklace I've just completed, it will be on my Etsy once I take some better photos.

This is another one that's not quite finished yet, it's very vintage for me.

These are photos of fabric samples I've made for my 'Flour Resist on Fabric' workshop I'll be running from home on Saturday October the 15th, if you would like to attend please email me for details.

Patsy and I will also be running a workshop this coming Saturday the 8th at the Beaumaris Art Group studios. It's painting in the round, where we all end up with a piece of canvas that we can frame, make into a bag or use to cover a chair, whatever your imagination aspires too. 
There are still some vacancies so if you would like more information please contact Beaumaris Art Group via their web site link above.